I want to create a list of my Safari bookmarks (folder, webpage title, and URL) to put into Numbers or a database app. This will help me find duplicates, tell me where a certain bookmark is, and keep from saving bookmarks again and again.

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    You can export the bookmarks within Safari: File - Export Bookmarks.
    – Scot
    Aug 25, 2017 at 1:47
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    to add to @Scot : this exports an HTML file that can be opened with Excel or a text editor where the data can be manipulated. Is this the type of thing you are looking to do?
    – bjbk
    Aug 25, 2017 at 2:00

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Safari Bookmarks can be exported as an HTML file. This file can be opened with any text editor and reviewed or even cleaned up with a little HTML know-how. Then it can be reimported after clean up. Recommend cleaning up a copy of the original in case you need to revert.

To export:

  • From the Menu: File > Export Bookmarks...
  • Choose a location to save the HTML file.
  • Open in a text editor. (Drag the file to the text editor's application icon or option+click and choose Open with
  • Examine the file and make changes.
  • Reimport using File > Import From > Bookmarks HTML File…

Alternatively, if one just wants to examine in a spreadsheet, Excel for Mac will open HTML files. Even though the result is easier to read, the data is harder to manipulate unless you understand Hyperlinks.

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